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Structures on top of Beacon Hill

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1998

With the wind in the right direction passengers could get a closer look at the structures than they may have wished for. I took this in 1998.

1940s Spitfire at RAF Kai Tak

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945
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1940s Short Sunderland Flying Boat at Kowloon Bay

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Short Sunderland Flying Boat moored at Kowloon Bay.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945
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1945 RAF Kai Tak

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A Spitfire of 681 Squadron. Looks like taken near the RAF Hangar at Tai Hom.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945
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Kai Tak. may 1966

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1966
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Kai Tak, 1969

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An interesting photo of Kai Tak, taken in October,1969

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1969
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Cathay Pacific crash 1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

28 Squadron RAF-Kai Tak-christmas card-1957

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957
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28 Squadron based at Kai Tak seemed to have a tradition of decorating their christmas cards with young ladies working as BOAC ground hostesses

BOAC Air Hostess-1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949
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The young lady in this picture was supposedly the first local BOAC air hostess. No name was supplied with the image when given to me by the captain of the aircraft. It shows staff in a BOAC launch leaving a BOAC flying boat and heading for the Kai Tak airport jetty. She may be a Batley girl.

Tunnel Gear

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Note : the entrance to L1 is to the right below those vegetation

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